I am looking to buy my first horse and am still in the planning and double checking finances to make sure that it will all work out worst case scenario.
So I was on a site just browsing horses for sale and ran across a horse for lease with the option of lease to own. Which I think would be great to get to know the horse before buying her. All the owner asks is half of board and I will get half the week up to 4 days. My friend used to board there and said it was about 300$ so it would be about 150. My friend also said she would give me free lessons(she has been training and showing her whole life but recently had to sell her horses and would just love to around them again) the stable is also about 3 min from my house and was the stable I was looking at boarding my horse at whenever I got one....
She has a youtube video and I had my friend watch it....the horse has also placed at numerous shows